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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling UK version? 4 years and 2 months ago
Specific examples help. The region feature is specifically designed to boost regional results though, not filter everything else out. For the most part, the region feature comes from upstream sources, so there's not very much we can do, but we can certainly take a look.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Weather Location Tracking 4 years and 2 months ago
Correct, but in this case DDG is giving forecast.io the location, not the IP.

@Choca - where am I @ DDG will show you where DDG thinks you are (based on your IP). There is no way to change that, but you can search for "<location> weather" to get a specific place: Berlin weather @ DDG
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DDG Trends 4 years and 2 months ago
DDG does not track user locations at all. A "trends over time" could sort of be provided, but that seems to contradict the "do not track" goal anyway. Can't see how that would be useful to our users.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Will using DDG hurt my website ranking on Google? 4 years and 2 months ago
Indeed :)
Thanks!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling What is difference between DDG Plus and search plugin only 4 years and 2 months ago
What exactly doesn't work? It doesn't install? It doesn't give you a button? It isn't the right colour of red?
What browser? Any errors?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Will using DDG hurt my website ranking on Google? 4 years and 2 months ago
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you will not be inside of your bubble anymory, but someone's else

This is still a bubble. If you are getting geographic results specific to the VPN's location, for example... bubble. Furthermore, unless it is a very active VPN/proxy, you will likely build your own personal filter bubble around the VPN/proxy.

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Like what?!

First - nothing gets your mac address, that is a common misconception.
Check this site for a few more methods of browser fingerprinting: https://panopticlick.eff.org/
Every font and plugin you have, screen size and size of your browser, even the differences in how each web browser renders a particular element, can all be used to form a "profile" of sorts. If only one piece of information changes, especially if it's something like the IP changing to that of a VPN or proxy, it's not too hard to keep the profile connected.

All ofthis is why the Tor browser is so patched -- it does its best to pretend to be your average consumer's browser.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Will using DDG hurt my website ranking on Google? 4 years and 2 months ago
Using incognito mode does not get rid of the filter bubble, nor would a proxy/VPN. There are far more pieces of data which can be used to identify you. Incognito mode in particular does a lot less than many people think.
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Default Wolfram|Alpha instant answers to metric system 4 years and 2 months ago
Do you have some examples? It seems like wolframalpha defaults to whichever system is appropriate for your location, but I'm not sure of that.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Help with the DDG button on my browser? 4 years and 2 months ago
Right click somewhere on your toolbar (right on the home icon is fine), choose 'Customize'. That will give you a collection of buttons you can add. If DDG is in there, drag it right onto the toolbar, wherever you want it. If not, you might have to install the extension again: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox...
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Timer 4 years and 2 months ago
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